Thank you very much to Emma @ Damppebbles and David Edwards for providing a copy of the book to [K]
The review below is 100% honest and all of her own views.
Something to Tell You follows the two families of Bert Leinster and his best friend Sam Murray, as the earth comes under bombardment by a Higgs Boson particle storm. The Central Control of the World council insists that survival depends on living underground, protected by The Envelope. As CCOW persuades humankind to hide in the Deeps, Bert cannot challenge CCOW nor comprehend why people cannot see the truth behind the lies.
Everything changes when he meets Her. Lily, a plant who becomes his enemy in the battle to save humankind, to save you… although 99.9% of you is empty space. Do you deserve saving?
I have always been interested by science so when there was an opportunity to read a book involving the Hadron Collider I jumped at the chance. When the Higgs Boson particles was discovered I was one of the ones wondering if a black hole would be created and the world would disappear (do like to err on the side of the dramatic at times)
Since the Higgs Boson has been discovered, the world has wondered, what is next?
When the Earth becomes saturated with Higgs Boson the world is changing from what we know. Bert and his friend Sam are the first to discover the Higgs Boson storm and work valiantly to try and find a solution. As they time progresses and struggle to find an answer the Central Control of the World Council decides that the best course of survival is for the human race to live underground protected by a seal called The Envelope, as above ground all that would happen is a slow painful death as you are dissolved at a particle level.
Whilst Sam is willing to try anything to protect his family and save the human race, Bert is more skeptical about this solution to survival. Especially since he met Lily, a plant who argues against the human race being saved….
I found this to be a very interesting and detailed slow burn story. As the book progressed I felt the Bert’s growing anxiety, despair and depression over the situation and sympathised with Natalia’s coping method as to what was happening to the world and her family.
I do wonder if this will be the only book or if there will be a ‘what happened next’ from this author.
David Edwards previously published two anti-romance books under the pseudonym of Jack George Edmunson. He then published the historical novel, The Ebb & Flow, before moving over to children’s fiction with The Black Hand Gang. He currently lives in Switzerland.
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